4 city representatives fear loss of federal cash

City reps. Eddie Holguin, Steve Ortega and Beto O'Rourke listen to public comments Tuesday on the discussion over the mayor's veto on a request by the City Council for a federal debate on the legalization on ... Full Story
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John Thomas

Salinas, CA

#1 Jan 14, 2009
Here's what all the corrupt politicians are afraid the public will find out if these discussions are allowed.---- 70 percent of the smuggling of "illegal" drugs is....... marijuana. 85 percent of all "illegal" drug use in the U.S. is....... marijuana.

The "War On Drugs" is a misnomer for what is really happening - Marijuana Prohibition. It is the persecution of millions of innocent marijuana consumers to fund the U.S. law enforcement cartel and feed the black market that is about to cause the border to explode.
Dumb as

El Paso, TX

#2 Jan 14, 2009
John Thomas wrote:
Here's what all the corrupt politicians are afraid the public will find out if these discussions are allowed.---- 70 percent of the smuggling of "illegal" drugs is....... marijuana. 85 percent of all "illegal" drug use in the U.S. is....... marijuana.
The "War On Drugs" is a misnomer for what is really happening - Marijuana Prohibition. It is the persecution of millions of innocent marijuana consumers to fund the U.S. law enforcement cartel and feed the black market that is about to cause the border to explode.
what an idiot .This guy is the only one talking about this anymore.
You ask me the others got wise.
This fool will get them killed.
He does not know who those people are.
John Thomas

Salinas, CA

#3 Jan 14, 2009
More threats, eh? Looks like we've hit the nail on the head. The cartels can kill a million people, but it won't stop the truth. It's out of the bag and it's marching on.......
John Thomas

Salinas, CA

#4 Jan 14, 2009
Oh, BTW. On your way to killing a million, you will wake up the sleeping giant of the real America. You won't like what happens then.
The Trekker

El Paso, TX

#5 Jan 14, 2009
The City Council did the right thing by not overturning Mayor Cook's veto. Once again the smartest way to stop the drug war is to bring the demand for legal and illegal drugs down to 0%. No demand; no supply; no business; no drug war! Teach your children in third grade the dangers of legal and illegal drugs now. If gangs can recruit our kids in third grade, at a very young age, then we parents can teach our children in third grade too. I believe a famous Reagan said "Just Say NO!" The war on drugs is part of the war on terrorism and must be fought no matter how much it costs. Mayor Cook did the right thing by vetoing the radical City Council. The City Council has done the right thing by not overturning his veto. Drugs are a no-win scenario for everyone. Statistics on their disastrous causes are well documented over the past 60 years.
Dennis

Midland, TX

#6 Jan 14, 2009
Wow! There are still retards around who think people are going to stop using cannabis because of bad laws? These laws do nothing but foster disrespect and contempt for law enforcement. You can't even trust the police anymore, they never were around when you needed them anyway because they were booking a guy for marijuana. Whatever. I conclude that the delusions cannabis prohibitionists live under are far more impaired than cannabis consumers. Time to treat drug addiction as a medical issue, the drug war is lost, get over it all ready.
Working at it

United States

#7 Jan 14, 2009
And also lets decrimininalize kidnappings and burglaries because they are at an all high rate in Juarez and we need to have an open discussion about our failed laws to stop those crimes. We also need to decriminalize rape and murder as well because the laws we have have not stopped the from happening in Juarez...
do you see the distorted thinking behind the proposal of decriminalizing drugs is? Perhaps those members of city council and the drug addicts posting in this site need to take a Logic Class at UTEP
dedicated to el paso

United States

#8 Jan 14, 2009
Thank goodness!! At least 4 people came to their senses.
Dennis

Midland, TX

#9 Jan 14, 2009
OMG, Another jerk that thinks smoking a joint is the same as murder! Are you so autistic that you can't tell the difference between water and acid? Here, have a drink you irrelevant freak. In other news: Ten reasons teens should talk to their parents about legalizing cannabis.

Marijuana is a Personal Choice Not a Governmental One

Marijuana is Not Lethal and Safer than Other Legal Substances

Keeping Marijuana Illegal is Very Expensive

Prohibition is Failing

Illegality Encourages Dealing

... http://www.onteenstoday.com/2008/12/18/mariju...
NOT A POTHEAD

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 14, 2009
That's right, run away from reality. We certainly don't want to lose our Federal "Fix" of Funds for the alleged War on Illegal Drugs. Einstein was more than right when he gave his definition for insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If you want some economic stimulus, take the pot out of the hands of mobsters, and put it into the Federal Treasury. Tax it! Legalize it! And poof! Much of the Crime and Corruption will disappear in a cloud of...CANNABIS SMOKE! Another factor, and perhaps one of the key ones, is that drug legalization would decrease the Mega-profits of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Amazed

El Paso, TX

#11 Jan 14, 2009
I think El Paso needs to send O'Rourke to Illinois! Like the governor of that state, he is telling the world how stupid he really is. Who do we contact to have him impeached?

Since: Jul 08

El Paso, TX

#12 Jan 14, 2009
This city shouldn't receive any federal funding. El Paso doesn't even resemble an American city.
Amazed

El Paso, TX

#13 Jan 14, 2009
NOT A POTHEAD wrote:
That's right, run away from reality. We certainly don't want to lose our Federal "Fix" of Funds for the alleged War on Illegal Drugs. Einstein was more than right when he gave his definition for insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If you want some economic stimulus, take the pot out of the hands of mobsters, and put it into the Federal Treasury. Tax it! Legalize it! And poof! Much of the Crime and Corruption will disappear in a cloud of...CANNABIS SMOKE! Another factor, and perhaps one of the key ones, is that drug legalization would decrease the Mega-profits of the Pharmaceutical Industry.
I think you are missing the whole point of the letter from Reyes & other Representatives. Once again, El Paso had to be told that it is an embarrassment to the remainder of the state!
Fernando Matagorda

Fort Worth, TX

#15 Jan 14, 2009
Once again, EPT is making headlines for something that has nothing with anything positive.
TRDOFLZYPPL

AOL

#17 Jan 14, 2009
dedicated to el paso wrote:
Thank goodness!! At least 4 people came to their senses.
Four people showed that they are puppets to govt cartel pressure. Makes you wonder who is in control of our city. Threats by Reyes or by the Mexican cartels??? Who is really in control? What is wrong with discussion? Are they afraid the truth will come out?? What good are you if you cant make a stand? PUPPETS! find another job!
Amazed

El Paso, TX

#18 Jan 14, 2009
TRDOFLZYPPL wrote:
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Four people showed that they are puppets to govt cartel pressure. Makes you wonder who is in control of our city. Threats by Reyes or by the Mexican cartels??? Who is really in control? What is wrong with discussion? Are they afraid the truth will come out?? What good are you if you cant make a stand? PUPPETS! find another job!
Did you read the article? Are you able to comprehend what you read? In case you did not, here is the quote from Silvestre Reyes:

"As our nation faces one of the worst economic crises since the Great Depression,(U.S.) Congress is currently crafting an economic stimulus package in which El Paso stands to benefit," he said. "This is where our focus must be at this critical time, and it is important that our message reflect priorities that will provide real gains for the community."

Reyes is absolutely correct in his opinion. Come on folks, get your head out of your fourth point of contact. Now is not the time to be having frivolous discussions!

O'Rourke & all of the city representatives who continue to persist in discussing this topic need to be voted off the island!

Once again, El Paso has managed to look like a fool in the eyes of the entire United States!
Bad choice

AOL

#19 Jan 14, 2009
More dumb, stupid, costly, dangerous, and insane decisions have been made on alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine than all the other DRUGS combined. Get rid of those, and we'll talk.
Jones

Houston, TX

#20 Jan 14, 2009
Amazed wrote:
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Did you read the article? Are you able to comprehend what you read? In case you did not, here is the quote from Silvestre Reyes:
"As our nation faces one of the worst economic crises since the Great Depression,(U.S.) Congress is currently crafting an economic stimulus package in which El Paso stands to benefit," he said. "This is where our focus must be at this critical time, and it is important that our message reflect priorities that will provide real gains for the community."
Reyes is absolutely correct in his opinion. Come on folks, get your head out of your fourth point of contact. Now is not the time to be having frivolous discussions!
O'Rourke & all of the city representatives who continue to persist in discussing this topic need to be voted off the island!
Once again, El Paso has managed to look like a fool in the eyes of the entire United States!
First of all, anybody who believes anything Reyes has to say is relevant should just kill themselves. Cutting federal funding, pffft, yeah right Jack!
DR Westside

United States

#21 Jan 14, 2009
O'Rourke and his three little puppets , Lilly, Bird and the other idiot should be run out of town. What a joke for city government, When will they stop making El Paso the laughing stock of the nation? Seems like they're educated above their intelligence, no common sense whatsoever. Get rid of the morons.
Amazed

El Paso, TX

#22 Jan 14, 2009
Jones wrote:
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First of all, anybody who believes anything Reyes has to say is relevant should just kill themselves. Cutting federal funding, pffft, yeah right Jack!
I agree with you. Reyes was just trying to get the "children" on our City Council to understand that they should be focusing on other more important issues. Think back to when you were a child. Parents often go "overboard" when they are attempting to reason with a child! Same concept here. Pretty sad, if you ask me.

For the record, El Paso does stand to lose a lot if they do not get their heads out of their fourth point of contact. Take a drive out to "East Bliss" & you will see why I say this.

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